<![CDATA[NBC Bay Area - Weird News]]> Copyright 2015 http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/weird http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/nbc_bayarea_blue.png NBC Bay Area http://www.nbcbayarea.com en-us Fri, 27 Feb 2015 18:01:40 -0800 Fri, 27 Feb 2015 18:01:40 -0800 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Wooden Passenger Fools Carpool Lane]]> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:57:06 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Fake+passenger.JPG
A Long Island man allegedly used a wooden figure in a hooded sweatshirt to get away with driving solo in the Long Island Expressway's HOV lane, police said. A Suffolk County Highway Patrol officer noticed...

Photo Credit: Suffolk County Police Dept. ]]>
<![CDATA[What Color Is This Dress? No One Can Agree]]> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 10:44:08 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/the-dress-B-1l26HXAAEJ48-.jpg
Is this dress blue and black… or gold and white? The debate is raging, and no one seems to agree.

Photo Credit: Romanoriginals.com
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<![CDATA[Woman Had Cheating Ex Robbed]]> Thu, 26 Feb 2015 15:59:34 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/022515+sarah+matherly.jpg
A South Florida woman was arrested after authorities say she arranged to have her cheating ex-boyfriend robbed at gunpoint. Sarah Nicole Matherly, 22, is facing robbery with a firearm and extortion charges...

Photo Credit: Broward Sheriff's Office]]>
<![CDATA[Guinea Pigs Abandoned at Dolores Park: Report]]> Wed, 25 Feb 2015 15:47:26 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/10385574_10152828852603757_5014629187749311779_n.jpg
At least six abandoned guinea pigs were found wandering aimlessly Wednesday morning in the middle of San Francisco's Dolores Park.

Photo Credit: Animal Care & Control San Francisco]]>
<![CDATA[Madison Bumgarner Poses as Paul Bunyan With Bull]]> Tue, 24 Feb 2015 13:29:22 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*125/madbum2.JPG
World Series MVP Madison Bumgarner is getting some new attention after he posed as Paul Bunyan for a photo shoot.

Photo Credit: San Francisco Giants]]>
<![CDATA[Spelling Goof: Berkeley Librarians Recycle Misprinted B-E-R-K-L-E-Y Buttons]]> Mon, 23 Feb 2015 13:50:22 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/mattchurch.jpg
In Berkeley, a city known for its dedication to recycling, the library has found a way to reuse its misprinted buttons.

Photo Credit: Matt Church/Berkley Public Library, Michigan]]>
<![CDATA["Happy Lunar New Year" From FB's Mark Zuckerberg ]]> Thu, 19 Feb 2015 10:34:56 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/200*120/zuckerberg4.jpg
In honor of the Lunar New Year, Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg delivered a message in Chinese Mandarin wishing everyone a happy one, in a video he posted on his own Facebook page.

Photo Credit: Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook page
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<![CDATA[Woman Found in Box Near Landfill]]> Thu, 19 Feb 2015 19:44:43 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Irving+landfill+021815.jpg
A woman was found alive and barely clothed inside a cardboard box near a landfill in Texas. Police said the woman was wearing only a shirt and only spoke Spanish, telling investigators she was out with...

Photo Credit: NBC 5 News]]>
<![CDATA[What Do You Call A Sport That Combines Skiing and Horses?]]> Thu, 19 Feb 2015 02:53:43 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/NC_skijorning0217001_1500x845.jpg
Skijoring, a sport that combines skiing and horses, is a huge hit in Silverton, Colorado.]]>
<![CDATA["Fifty Shades of Grey" Distracts Sacramento Drivers]]> Tue, 17 Feb 2015 16:24:22 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/50ShadesDriveThru.jpg
Opening weekend for the film "Fifty Shades of Grey" included some unwilling viewers. The movie is being shown at the West Wind Drive-In theater in Sacramento, right off Highway 50.

Photo Credit: KCRA]]>
<![CDATA[Grandfather Viciously Beaten by "Crazy" Attacker at ATM]]> Wed, 18 Feb 2015 07:10:57 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/189*120/2-17-2015-BeatenGrandfather.JPG
A grandfather was viciously beaten by a "crazy" attacker as he tried to use an ATM on Valentine's Day.]]>
<![CDATA[Watch: Fire Breather Catches Fire]]> Sun, 15 Feb 2015 18:49:18 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Tattoo-Fire1.jpg
A Philadelphia couple captured the moment when a performing artist suddenly caught fire during the Philadelphia Tattoo Arts Convention at the Pennsylvania Convention Center Sunday.

Photo Credit: Alice Gibson]]>
<![CDATA[Scorpion on a Plane at LAX]]> Sun, 15 Feb 2015 10:38:59 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/scorpion2.jpg
An Alaska Airlines flight out of Los Angeles International Airport was delayed Saturday night after a passenger reported being stung by a scorpion on the plane, airline officials said. Flight 567 was preparing...

Photo Credit: Boston Globe via Getty Images (File photo)
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<![CDATA[Secret Sommelier Gifts Bay Area Diners With Free Wine]]> Fri, 13 Feb 2015 12:29:53 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/Private+Wine+Tasting.jpg
A mysterious woman calling herself "SecretSommCA" has been gifting diners with free bottles of wine and will continue through Valentine's Day.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA["Tip Jar Bandit" Arrested After Witness Tips Off Cops]]> Fri, 13 Feb 2015 09:21:00 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/216*120/tip+jar+bandit.JPG
Police swooped on a 20-year-old woman accused of swiping money from a Beverly Hills restaurant's tip jar Friday night and several others.

Photo Credit: Courtesy Komodo]]>
<![CDATA[Dog Rescued From Coyote's Mouth Now Up For Adoption]]> Fri, 13 Feb 2015 07:05:16 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/182*120/02-12-15_Divot-Rescue-Dog.JPG
Divot, a long-haired chihuahua mix named after the marks left by clubs on the golf course, has quite a story to tell about how she got her name.

Photo Credit: Tommy Bravo]]>
<![CDATA[GPS Guides Driver Onto Railroad ]]> Fri, 13 Feb 2015 10:50:40 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/img_551.jpg
Texas driver says GPS told her to turn right instead of left, which put her vehicle on a set of railroad tracks. The driver was arrested and taken to jail on suspicion of drunken driving.

Photo Credit: Carrollton Police via Twitter
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<![CDATA[Woman Survives 3 Days After Driving Off Cliff]]> Thu, 12 Feb 2015 11:05:00 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/N6A-WOMAN-SURVIVES-FALL-VO---00000521.jpg
A woman from Atascadero is recovering at Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center in San Luis Obispo Wednesday night after spending three nights stranded hundreds of feet down a cliff.

Photo Credit: KSBY]]>
<![CDATA[Dozens of Rabbits Taken From Owner Who "Lost Control"]]> Thu, 12 Feb 2015 07:53:09 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/rabbits-possible-hoarding-santa-ana.jpg
Dozens of rabbits were in need of homes after they were taken from their owner, who police say "lost control" as they multiplied at her Santa Ana home.

Photo Credit: Santa Ana Police Department]]>
<![CDATA[Man Caught on Camera Stealing Surveillance Cameras: Police]]> Wed, 11 Feb 2015 07:11:31 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/surveillance+thief.jpg
Police say a thief was caught on camera – on the very cameras he was stealing.

The man is accused of stealing video surveillance cameras attached to the outside a Long Island motel in October.

Photo Credit: Suffolk County Crime Stoppers]]>
<![CDATA[Teen Dresses Up as "Slave" for #TBT]]> Wed, 11 Feb 2015 04:13:30 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0210-heritagehigh-costume.jpg
"Throwback Thursdays" are a popular Spirit Week event at many high schools, designed to let students dress up in vintage outfits, and help break the winter doldrums. But when a student came costumed as a slave...]]>
<![CDATA[Girl Scout Returns to Pot Dispensary to Sell Cookies]]> Wed, 11 Feb 2015 07:28:45 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/178*120/greencrossgirlscout.jpg
Danielle Lei, 14, is doing big business selling Girl Scout Cookies in front of San Francisco pot dispensary The Green Cross.

Photo Credit: Green Cross]]>
<![CDATA[Man Held in Stomping Death of Dog]]> Tue, 10 Feb 2015 08:33:24 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/handcuffs-generic-on-black.jpg
A Central California man was arrested on suspicion of animal cruelty after stomping a dog to death and tossing its body in the street in front of his home.]]>
<![CDATA[Man Steals Pork Loin ]]> Tue, 10 Feb 2015 07:42:06 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/pork-loin.gif
Police are looking for a man who stole a pork loin from a New Jersey Sam’s Club by sticking it down his pants and running out of the store, reports NJ.com.

Photo Credit: Stock Image]]>
<![CDATA[Valuable Axe Stolen From SF Tiki Bar]]> Fri, 06 Feb 2015 17:00:02 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/smug-ax.jpg
Someone -- or some group of someones -- made away with a valuable tiki axe after a night of rum-swilling at Smuggler's Cove.

Photo Credit: Smuggler's Cove / Facebook]]>
<![CDATA["High There!" App Sparks Stoner Love]]> Tue, 10 Feb 2015 05:49:48 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/High+There+App.jpg
Stoners looking for that special someone rejoice: High There! is a new way to light up connections with others who share a love of weed.

Photo Credit: High There! Screen Grab from Google Play]]>
<![CDATA[Man Steals Cruiser, Taunts Officers]]> Thu, 05 Feb 2015 17:58:14 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/10953946_858430890884339_5937183689389048835_n.jpg
A Connecticut man was arrested early Thursday after calling police "pigs," taking a cruiser on a joyride, and throwing punches at officers, according to police.

Photo Credit: Springfield Police Department]]>
<![CDATA[Gardener in Florida Spots 75-Pound Panther]]> Thu, 05 Feb 2015 16:56:14 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/6617975_G-1.jpg
A gardener working at a Florida residence Tuesday was shocked by a 75-pound panther that was lurking on the side of the house. The couple who owns the residence, Al Dijindil and Andrea Cameron, said to...

Photo Credit: Andrea Cameron]]>
<![CDATA[Scouts' Nude Beach Hike]]> Tue, 03 Feb 2015 07:49:54 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/black+beach+5454.jpg
A Cub Scout pack’s hike along a Southern California coastline ended up too close to a nude beach, scout officials confirmed Monday.]]>
<![CDATA[Man Clogs Toilet With Potatoes]]> Mon, 02 Feb 2015 08:56:03 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/Potatoes.jpg
Looking to unclog his potato-stuffed toilet, a Delaware County, Pennsylvania man decided to try and get help by pulling his apartment building's fire alarm. It was a poor decision.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Hot Air Ballon Lands in the Street]]> Fri, 30 Jan 2015 07:07:28 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Hot+air+balloon+landing+0129.jpg
A hot air balloon landed in the middle of a street in Sorrento Valley, California, on Thursday after witnesses reported seeing it flying low overhead and clipping a tree. It wasn't immediately clear what led to...]]>
<![CDATA[Pharmacy Robbed of Pills]]> Thu, 29 Jan 2015 20:43:50 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/SDPD-Generic-police-tape.jpg
A Southern California pharmacy was robbed Thursday when a thief hopped the counter and stole prescription drugs, San Diego Police confirm. Officers responded to the CVS on Westview Parkway in Mira Mesa...

Photo Credit: NBC 7 News]]>
<![CDATA[Dismembered Body Parts Found in Suitcase: SFPD]]> Thu, 29 Jan 2015 05:58:34 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/police-stock-breaking-119818994.jpg
San Francisco police say a suitcase found in the South of Market area Wednesday afternoon contained dismembered body parts.]]>
<![CDATA[Pizza Order Leads to Standoff]]> Wed, 28 Jan 2015 19:21:02 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/pizza-assault-arrest-gurney.jpg
Police in Irving, Texas, said a man ordered a second pizza during a four-hour standoff that resulted from his first attempt to order a pizza. Daniel Gurney called a nearby pizzeria Tuesday night.

Photo Credit: NBC 5 News
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